Print View

Comic Dollars Up in April

First Time this Year

Published: 05/20/2009 12:00am

Sales of comics were up 6% vs. the year ago period in April, the first up month in 2009.  Price increases and a stronger shipping schedule appear to be the primary reasons for the increase. 

 

Sales on the Top 100 graphic novels slipped a little vs. the previous year, but that’s not a super representation of the whole segment. 

 

So over-all, we can concentrate on the positives for April, a substantial improvement over the first quarter. 


For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in April, see "Comic Sales Rebound in April."

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during April, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--April 2009."

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels scheduled to ship during April, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--April 2009."

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during March, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--March 2009."

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels scheduled to ship during March, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--March 2009."

For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in March, see
"No Comic Over 100K in March."  For an analysis of the dollar trends in March, see "Not Bad Considering..."

For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through April 2009, see "ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 100 GNs Index."
 
 
'Hercules' Takes a Couple Hits
From Alan Moore and TV Star
Alan Moore and the star of the TV show are criticizing the movie.